Miami Herald: Joe Garcia reveals 25-idea economic plan

Set against a backdrop of stubbornly high unemployment and sky-high home foreclosures, Democratic congressional candidate Joe Garcia unveiled an economic plan Thursday pushing for help for small businesses and homeowners — and a heap of tax cuts and credits.

Garcia’s plan centers on offering more loans and tax incentives to small businesses and providing more tax cuts and deductions for the middle-class, working parents and the elderly.

Daily Globe: Letter: Walz will keep working to help veterans

I am writing to urge veterans to support the re-election of Congressman Tim Walz. Congressman Tim has delivered for veterans while working for us in Washington, D.C.

In January 2008, Congress passed a law allowing National Guard and Reservists to receive retired pay early based upon war-time mobilization. This is a tremendous benefit for our citizen soldiers. I know because I have personally benefited from this legislation for my deployment to Iraq last year. Tim is working to extend this benefit to all that have been mobilized since Sept. 11, 2001.

Press and Journal: Sestak brings ‘blue collar’ theme to Mack plant

Rep. Joe Sestak, the Democratic candidate for Sen. Arlen Specter’s seat in Congress, portrays himself as a blue-collar guy, son of a steelworker from Delaware County, Navy veteran, someone who embraces the struggles of the working class.

He stood at a podium Wednesday, Sept. 8, outside Mack Trucks, Inc., Remanufacturing Center in Lower Swatara Twp., sleeves rolled up, tie off, surrounded by union workers at the plant as he campaigned for votes, insisting that Pennsylvania would be better off with him in the Senate instead of Pat Toomey, the Republican conservative and former congressman running against him.

The Northwestern: Letters: Feingold has plan to put Americans back to work

There is one candidate for U.S. Senate that is truly serious about keeping Americans working and to get those (who are) unemployed working. That candidate is Russ Feingold. He had a proven track record of doing this over and over again.

Sunshine State News: Vets Rally With Kendrick Meek

While still down in the polls, Kendrick Meek is trying to bolster his U.S. Senate campaign with the help of the state’s veterans.

Meek spoke to a handful of vets and other supporters Tuesday afternoon at a Democratic call center in Delray Beach. The event served as a formal kick-off for the ‘Veterans with Meek’ organization.

Kare 11: Clark challenges Bachmann to cut her own pay

SAINT PAUL, Minn. — Democrat Tarryl Clark is challenging incumbent Michele Bachmann to cut her own pay and stop mailing glossy flyers to constituents at taxpayer expense. She plans to launch a TV ad Thursday to punctuate the point.

“As our country has faced this budget challenge, what has Congressman Bachmann done? She’s expanded her office, her staff, and her expenses at taxpayer expense,” Sen. Clark told reporters at the State Capitol Wednesday.

Wausau Daily Herald: Lassa says foreign trade laws are to blame for job losses

Democratic congressional candidate Sen. Julie Lassa stopped in Wausau today to announce her plans to maintain and create local jobs if elected in November.

Lassa said American workers are at a disadvantage under the North American Free Trade Agreement, but didn’t specify how the 1993 compact should be changed.

The Daily Sentinel: Bennet unveils plans to revive small businesses

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., called for increasing the exemption on estate tax and offering increased credit to small businesses to recharge the nation’s economy.

“Small business creates two-thirds of the nation’s jobs,” Bennet said Tuesday in announcing his small-business plan. “The economy is not going to recover until they have the credit they need to grow.”

The Hill: Leahy introduces food-safety bill

Senate Judiciary Chair Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Monday introduced a bill that would create a new criminal offense for any individual or corporation that knowingly distributes tainted food products. The bill also establishes fines and prison sentences of up to 10 years for those convicted of such a crime.

The new bill, known as the Food Safety Accountability Act, comes in the wake of a massive recall of tainted eggs linked to salmonella poisonings.

Mansfield News Journal: Lee Fisher benefit satisfies local Dems

MANSFIELD — A small group of Mansfield residents got to know U.S. Senate candidate Lee Fisher a little better at a local benefit on Saturday.

About 50 people attended the fundraiser at the home of Mansfield city councilwoman Ellen Haring.